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over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany of left-wing proposals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. >> john: because everyone thinks obama is left wing except people on the left wing. house speaker john boehner was even more dismissive. he told reporters today that the house republicans won't pass any part of the president's agenda this year except for immigration, and told mr. obama to stay out of it. and boehner also said the president
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> speaker john boehner doesn't think president obama has the guts to solve the nation's fiscal woes, but no word on who has an actual backbone. it's february 12th, fat tuesday, and this is "now. owe ". >>> joining me today rick hertzberg of "the new yorker," msnbc political analyst and pulitzer prize winning columnist for the washington post, eugene robinson making his debut, senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities, jared bernstein, and msnbc political analyst and former dnc communications director karen finney. one year ago president obama vowed to go it alone if republicans in congress continued to stonewall. >> as long as i'm president, i will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum, but i intend to fight obstruction with action, and i will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place. >> the president has followed through on that threat and seems ready to double down. seven months ago he signed an executive action to stop the deportat
this? >> soledad, obviously president obama is condemning this, calling it highly provocative. he issued a statement and said north korea's nuclear weapons and bollistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and he continued the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region. obviously ther obvious obviously, there is grave concern. the north koreans are saying they have a different type of weapon, more sophisticated, more powerful. what is happening right now is that the u.s. and international organizations are monitoring what they -- what they can from this test. they are sending the united states, sending planes aloft and what they do, they have sensors on them, and they try to sniff the air in a way and figure out exactly what kind of explosion that was. because there are a couple of different types of explosions, and depending on that, we could find out how much they can do of testing in the future and perhaps create a bomb. soleda
president obama vowed to go it alone if republicans in congress continued to stonewall. >> as long as i'm president, i will work with anyone in this chamber to build o this momentum, but i intend to fight obstruction with action, and i will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place. >> the president has followed through on that threat and seems ready to double down. seven months ago he signed an executive action to stop the deportation of the children of undocumented immigrants. seven weeks ago he eased the citizenship application process for undocumented workers with close family members already living in the united states, and three weeks ago the president announced 23 executive actions on gun safety. now there are reports he is prepping a flurry of new executive actions, including mortgage relief for struggling homeowners allowing hem to refinance at lower rates, anti-discriminate protections for gays and lesbians who work for the government contractors and epa carbon caps on existing power plants. iowa republican se
: president obama tonight delivers his fourth state of the union address. it coincides with a new news poll that finds 52% of americans approve of the job president obama is doing. while only 38% do not. the speech, of course, will have an emphasis on gun safety which president obama has made a top priority in the wake of the sandy hook school strategy. the 15-year-old honor honor roll student who performed in the inaugural parade only to be gunned down later. they'll bring in other people who have been touched by gun violence. our next guest is one of those house members rosa delora. >> thank you very much. >> michael: before we get into the minutia that we expect to get out of the speech, who are you bringing and why is that? >> i'm honored to have with me tonight, that is a brother of one of the teachers vickie soto. her brother carlos is with me tonight. vickie and carlos' family is from stamford, connecticut which i represent. vickie is a true hero. she hid--she hid some of her students in the closet, and then she stood in front of the others to protect them. then she was murdered as o
today and it is a big day because president obama is poised to give his state of the union address tonight. he will say -- he's expected to put forth an aggressive, progressive agenda. he will tell us the state of the union is strong. which it is. meanwhile, catholics still can't believe that pope benedict xvi is actually resigning after all that hasn't happened in 600 years. joe biden says yeah, i'm thinking about it. we'll see how that goes. all of that and a lot more. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson standing by at our studios in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. that's right. we're all awaiting the president's big state of the union address today taking place from the u.s. capitol at 9:00 eastern tonight. we're expecting to focus on quite a few issues including immigration, gun safety, same-sex marriage equality and of course, the economy. gun violence though is the big question here. not whether or not he'll address it because of course, he will. but which aspects he will choose to talk about and how much the issue will
to hear the republican senate leader. mitch mcconnell who in president obama's first term said it was his number one priority to defeat the president. not to get people working or the economy going. i hope he gives the president a chance tonight. the president's goal is to lay out a plan to grow the economy with respect to the sequester. the president's been very clear it would be irresponsible and reck tols allow the sequester to take place. we now know from the budget office it would cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs if we don't find a smarter way to reduce that deficit over a longer period of time. democrats in the house have put forward a concrete plan to substitute for the sequester for the remainder of the year. unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to vote on it over here but hopefully the president's speech tonight will lay out a plan that some of the republican colleagues will agree to join with us in trying to pass. >> and then last hour, as you well know, the rally outside of the capitol, number of union workers we're told roughly 300 supporters joined in chanting sequest
, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. one day after president obama corners republicans during the state of the union, republicans have filibustered the president's choice for defense secretary for the first time in american history. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities with gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president lays it all on the line for gun safety. but will the congress deliver? howard fineman and mira tandin on obama's historic call to action. >>> the republican savior misses the mark, and it had nothing to do with his dry mouth. >> that's why we need a balanced budget amendment. >> get america on track to a balanced budget. >> simplifying our tax code will also help the middle class. >> by lowering tax rates while lowering deductions and closing loopholes. >> i'll show you why it's the words that count. >>> the president called for an increase to the minimum wage. we'll debunk the line that it's a job killer. >>> plus, the big congressional panel weig
, what obama is predicting some day is going to happen if his policies are not he reversed. >> we're doomed! >> well, congress and the president trade blame and even do some nasty finger pointing. our national debt is soaring, quickly approaching 17 trillion dollars. almost 1.2 trillion was added in just 2012. that means the federal government borrows an astounding rate of 37,829 dollars a second. every second. and that's astounding isn't it? >> it's astounding. >> so on the house side speaker boehner says that the senate should in his words get off its ass, this is cable so i can say that. i hope your father's not watching. >> well, he probably is. but he's absolutely right. senate is where there needs to be action taken. the house has not once, but twice moved legislation that would replace the sequester with more responsible spending cuts and get away from the a disproportionate impact this has on our military budget, but so far nothing's happened in the senate. now, i think this week we may actually have a debate sometime on thursday. >> a little late. >> a little late in the
on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
as well. he asked a lot of questions of the obama administration's lawyer here saying which state does a better job of registering and getting a turnout of african-american voters compared to whites? he said the answer is mississippi. which does the worst? the answer is massachusetts. the point being he says the areas covered by the law may not be where the problem is. that's what the whole argument came down to today, i think, chris. is the voting rights act passed and reenacted in 2006 still a fit? does it still cover where the problems are? now, the four liberals on the right said yes. it may not be a perfect fit, but it's close enough. they said the areas covered by the law represent about a quarter of the population, but account for more than half of all the successful voter discriminations lawsuits. the five conservatives seemed to be quite skeptical. not only scalia and justice roberts but perhaps the critical vote justice kennedy. he said the times changed. he seemed to be skeptical that the law has not kept up with that change. now, it's hard to predict, chris, but it does app
a famous neurosurgeon blasting obamacare right in front of president obama. what did dr. benjamin carson say and where did he say it? and congressman alan west is here to talk about that next. and in the looks at the infidelity, what cryptic message did her husband post online, the latest twist in the murder mystery coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service®, works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com®, you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technic
of the "washington times" this morning. sharing the stage, president obama and john boehner is today. joining us on the phone is ed o'keefe who is a reporter for the "washington post" -- bring us up-to-date on the sequester. guest: we are waiting to see what happens on friday where leaders will get together to sort out a way to move forward and the blunt the impact of the cuts or stave them off entirely. it will be a date -- date not entirely focused on this. all of them are going to fail. the democratic plan would direct payments to farmers, part of the farm bill in the house. taxes would go up on americans making $5 million a more -- or more a year. more flexibility to the obama flip -- administration. several senators disagree with this. that means there is exposed fissures among republicans in the senate who could not agree on a replacement plan to vote on. this issue continues to be, gay. host: -- the speaker has been saying for weeks of the senate has to act first. the house will focus on other issues. host: i want to ask you about bob woodward. here is the politico story. woodward at war.
. president obama is set to bring home 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan by this time next year. white house and pentagon officials confirmed it today. the decision marks the next phase in the administration's plan to end the u.s. combat role in afghanistan by 2014. there are currently 66,000 american troops in afghanistan, down from a peak of 100,000. a sharply divided senate armed services committee moved today to approve chuck hagel for defense secretary. the party line vote on the former senator was 14-11. his fellow republicans challenged hagel's past statements and votes on israel, iraq and iran's nuclear weapons program, while democrats argued hagel was more than qualified. >> i just believe that the testimony of senator hagel was not reassuring. i don't think he did come across clear and convincing, that he understood our policies toward iran. and the fact that you don't understand why and you can't clearly articulate the bad news for america for the iranians' nuclear capability sharply and to the point is unnerving and for the times in which we live. >> the concern that i have is th
-level nuclear test, an action condemned by the united nations security council, president obama, and other world leaders. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, is pyongyang taking steps to build a bomb that could reach the united states? we examine the challenges the test poses for the west. >> brown: hari sreenivason gets the latest on the former los angeles police officer wanted for murder, after a gun battle in the big bear mountains this afternoon. >> woodruff: then, we get a preview of tonight's state of the union address from white house press secretary jay carney. >> brown: from malaysia, special correspondent steve sapienza reports on the social and environmental costs of harvesting palm oil, found in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics. >> one big reason the oil is so cheap to produce is the steady supply of migrant labor. it relies on 500,000 global workers to feed demand for the product and fuel malaysia's economic prosperity. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks with journalist phil bronstein about his profile of the navy seal c
>> it seems to be designed to coincide with president obama's state of the union address. >> they represent a serious threat to the united states. >> this is a serious challenge to the obama administration. >> security council just met to discuss north korea's highly provocative nuclear test. >> this one has set off some alarm bells, particularly because of the size of the blast. >> this is really a message for the united states. >> one thing that would get their attention and china's attention is if you give nuclear weapons to south korea and china. i think he looks like a knuckle head. >> like a nincompoop. ♪ >> we are now less than five hours away from the president's state of the union address where he'll lay out the agenda for his second term in office. and it's safe to assume that his preparations received a severe jolt this morning with the disturbing news that north korea had carried out another nuclear weapons test in violation of the united nations, and this one significantly stronger than their two previous tests. and it's in this alarming context that republ
threat. the obama administration has focused almost entirely on al qaeda. believing people when they came in and said, look, the only people who can actually give you advice on dealing with these radical folks are islamic believers, he so you must get advice from us. form partnerships with us, let us give you advice, let us tell you how to deal with this threat. and they made great inroads in this administration in that approach. but the blindness of the larger jihadist threat, the enterprise that is being pursued by the muslim brotherhood abroad, has resulted in the practice of drone delivered assassinations of al qaeda figures with what many are questioning or arguing is due process without that. and this administration's repeated declaration that al qaeda is being defeated. they know not of what they speak. the idea that al qaeda is being defeated is helping recruit others who are radical jihadists, because they are able to point to a united states administration that is so blind and so uninformed of what really is going on that they think al qaeda's on the decline when radical jihad i
where president obama is about to make a statement on a dramatic series of automatic spending cuts that will hit in a few weeks' time if congress doesn't act. welcome to america live. i'm shannon bream in for me begigynkelly. sources tell fox news that president obama is expected to call for a small round of budget cuts that would buy congress more time to reach a larger agreement. that's because despite that fiscal cliff deal, we're still looking at these automatic cuts that were put into place to force lawmakers to deal with our debt crisis. that debt, our debt, the debt owed by every american taxpayer today stands at more than $16 trillion or roughly $140,000 for every single american household. our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com is here live. chris, great t to see you today. >> you bet. >> the president will talk about making another shor short-term l and yet washington will be criticized for yet again kicking the can down the road. what new can he say today? >> nothing. he doesn't -- well, i suppose he could say that he was sorry he did
crunch. minutes from now president obama will be calling on congress to pass a short-term budget deal to delay those drastic cuts for a few more months. but today speaker boehner has already shot that idea down. sfloot house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> out of the shadows. the house starts working on immigration reform. >> what americans deserve is a system that works a system that's accountable and puts immigrants already here on a road to earn citizenship. >> license to kill. an nbc exclusive. the justice department's secret rationale for target the killings of americans linked to al qaeda. >> one of the things i want to make sure that everybody understands is that our primary concern is to keep the american people safe, but to do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and consistent with our values. >> reaction ahead from house intelligence chair mike rogers. >>> the joke is on whom? after years of being the
an exclusive first look at our new nbc news-wall street journal poll as president obama takes his p.r. campaign on the sequester on the road to a naval shipyard in virginia. >> for example, i'll be in the tide water region of virginia where workers will sit idle when they should be repairing ships and a carrier sits idle when it should be deploying to the persian gulf. >> we'll have live coverage of the president's speech minutes from now. plus, the last hurdle for hagel. the senate moves towards a final confirmation vote. secretary of state john kerry in germany. the second stop on his first official foreign trip. on the jaepd of constitutesing the civil war in syria with his counterpart. first, a visit to berlin. bran denberg gate in a town hall with students where kerry defended the freedom of speech. >> in america you have a right to be stupid if you want to be, and you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. we tolerate it. we somehow make it through that. now, i think that's a virtue. i think that's something worth fighting for. >> we celebrate the stupidity. >
. president obama told voters back in october that the sequester would not happen, but as it is about to become a reality, the president is calling on congress just a few minutes from now to delay those massive cuts. joining me now for our daily fix chris caliz sdmr a and managing editor of post politics.com, and nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. first to you, chris. it seems as though the president is trying one last time, perhaps it's not the last time, to take it to congress. is this going to work? >> i think what he saw, andrea, was this expectation that we had a couple of months ago, honestly, that while they would never let the sequester happen, it's this kind of across the board cut that cuts domestic, that cuts defense spending, and that politicians don't want this on either side. i think what the president and his senior team realized as well, republicans may not want it, but they seem okay to let it happen. they don't have to vote. nothing has to happen. it just -- the date comes, and the sequester happens. i think this is an attempt to say, look, we don't wa
deficits and debt, president obama will call for more spending and investment, we're told, in tonight's "state of the union" address. meanwhile, speaker of the house boehner says the president "doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. " we have extensive coverage throughout "special report" tonight. first up, chief white house correspondent ed henry with just released excerpts. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you are right. dramatic news night. this is a big moment for the president. this may be his last "state of the union" before he is a lame duck. the last chance for him in a "state of the union" to really grab the nation by the lapel and deliver the message. aides say he plans to use the opportunity tonight being forceful and arguing for a stronger, middle class. while somehow not adding to the deficit with new proposals. as you noted. an excerpt. just given to us by the white house and what he will say. "tonight, i will lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework, both parties agreed to just 18 months a
a video showing president obama and american soldiers in flames. the update happening now. our top story today a desperate search for the missing in the wake of a powerful explosion. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. crews are sifting through the charred rubble of a popular restaurant in kansas city after a natural gas explosion just blew it apart right before the evening rush. witnesses said the blast sounded like thunder and felt like an earthquake with a force so great it knocked out windows blocks away. flames from the massive four-eye hrarp four-alarm fire soared high into the night sky leaving 14 people injured and left two unaccounted for. one of them was found, is being treated in the hospital. firefighters with cadaver dogs are trying to locate another person, a woman who worked at jj's restaurant. >> we've been in contact with jimmy francey the owner. his first concern was not the restaurant, or the 27 years he's been in business but the people who worked with him in that business for a number of years and their safety. he was out of town and head
national security and thousands of jobs? the effect i have boehner's argument to make president obama seem reasonable. after all, the president certainly agrees with boehner, the sequester cuts and different jobs, the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. couldn't have said it better, that was byron york. >> well? >> well, it's not an honor you get every day. what can i say? that was exactly what i wrote, but it wasn't all that i wrote. i mean, what i basically wrote was, why is john boehner subscribing to the same rehe torehe-- rhetorical talking points? boehner in the op-ed came out and said this sequester will do enormous damage to u.s. national security and to jobs. he said it was detrimental to both of those things which is president obama's position entirely, instead of saying that the sequester is a relatively small first step toward getting federal spending under control in a way that would ultimately help the economy. >> let we get back to my first, if sequestration isn't, maybe we'd get as many as we might have if we spent money and if we're at the status quo. >> they're
of president obama's state of the union address. >> you are looking live at the chamber of the house of representatives and in the u.s. capitol where in a few minutes president obama will a congress and american people. hello again. i'm chris wallace reporting from the russell rotunda on capitol hill. president is set to deliver the first state of the union of his second term. he will focus jobs and the economy and lay out his agenda immigration reform and gun control and climate change. he will explain his plan to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1st. for more on what the president will say tonight, wendall goller joins us. >> tonight's speech is all about the middle-class. president will say a rising middle-class is the true engine of economic growth. his aides will say inaugural and two acts in the same place. is republicans didn't see much bipartisan in the first act. john boehner says he doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. that is preemptive strike likely the expected criticism of boehner not standing up to the tea party and agr
. next week mr. obama will visit newport news, virginia, where navy ship builders stand to lose their jobs if the equestionster takes effect. california congressman buck mckeown suspects the current white house urgency is really con strived. >> i've been talking for a year and a half. it is like the white house last week woke up, gee, we'll have sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the stable. when we tried to change it a year ago he said no, no. anything you pass i'll veto. so, this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this all of sudden now we've got a problem. >> reporter: the white house says the president's veto threat was about trying to avoid the sequester. the republicans say the president spent more time warning about the impact of sequester than negotiating with them to avoid it. jenna? jon: the president just spoke with mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate for the first time since new year's? >> reporter: since before new year's in fact. jon: wendell goler at white house. thanks. jenna: well now, this fox news aler
, and they have at the most popular politician in the country behind their back. president obama said he is ready to work with them. notably he and former president bill clinton had become more eager to get ahead, more progressive, vs senate democrats. you've got to be ready to compromise a little bit with the other elements of congress in the coming months. you are going to have defections when it comes to gun control, immigration, and what we may have to do with a fiscal policy. host: you touch on that point, an unlikely ally for house democrats, the speaker of the house, john boehner. guest: that is something that many democrats have pointed out. he made -- he may need them to get some of these bills passed. as he did with the debt ceiling vote. as he did with the bill for hurricane sandy victims. as it came with the fiscal cliff agreement. i see that as a possibility with a gun control and immigration, because while republicans cannot be eager and willing to discuss the issues, pulling suggest that the house may have to pass something. i will meet democrats. host: -- they will need democrats.
morning on this tuesday, february 19, 2013. the obama administration is walking back and immigration proposal after senate republicans said would hurt bipartisan efforts in congress. a handful of republican lawmakers in the house have proposed cutting spending $30 billion. should there be armed guards in schools? republicans this is your number -- democrats -- and dependents -- educators -- send us a tweet @cspanwj. or send us an e-mail. we will begin this e-mail with the hill newspaper and the house and house republicans proposing $30 million a year to fund cops in schools' programs. mark meadows and six other house republicans have proposed legislation that it spent $30 million a year on federal grants to help put police officers in schools across the country. according to a recent poll, 53% of americans believe increasing police presence at schools would be very effective in preventing future tragedies. -- we are getting your take on this this morning. armed guards in the schools as part of an overall effort to tighten gun laws. a democratic caller in florida, curtis, go ahead. ca
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